Wet n Forget or 30 Seconds...which be better

Wet n Forget
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20%
30 Seconds
2
20%
Just get better tyres
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Don't ride again till summer
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20%
 
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Wet N Forget Versus 30 Seconds

Postby G on Thu 27/May/10 11:49am

Just curious as to which be better/quicker/longer lasting…
Wet n Forget or 30 Seconds (outdoor cleaner)

I have a bunch o' wooden structures up in ye forest, Whare Flat, Dunedin that be getting sketchy in ye wet. They’ve been in for a few years so figured it would be good to spray them with something to get rid o' growing stuff.

yer thoughts would be appreciated

Cheers
G
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Re: Wet N Forget Versus 30 Seconds

Postby pushbikerider on Thu 27/May/10 12:23pm

Which ever one had ye stereo typical Japanese man "I spray and walk away"
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Re: Wet N Forget Versus 30 Seconds

Postby wuffy on Thu 27/May/10 12:25pm

pushbikerider wrote:Which ever one had ye stereo typical Japanese man "I spray and walk away"


I was thinking exactly ye same thing :p
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Re: Wet N Forget Versus 30 Seconds

Postby spazzwhiz on Thu 27/May/10 12:31pm

I use ye below on me concrete paths, have done for a few years. Might not be as fast acting as those ye suggest but cheaper and in ye long term more effective (in me experience).

http://www.nwp.co.nz/soakncroak.htm
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Re: Wet N Forget Versus 30 Seconds

Postby Henry Dorset Case on Thu 27/May/10 1:06pm

waterblaster, then a garden sprayer with something like janola to kill spores. Given ye environment nothing will stop it eventually growing back, so ye just have to do maintenance.
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Re: Wet N Forget Versus 30 Seconds

Postby happybaboon on Thu 27/May/10 1:07pm

pushbikerider wrote:Which ever one had ye stereo typical Japanese man "I spray and walk away"

30 seconds outdoor spray.

Yeah, go by how racist/funny ye ad be. I've never even heard o' ye other one, so it must have crap ads.
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Re: Wet N Forget Versus 30 Seconds

Postby ThingOne on Thu 27/May/10 1:20pm

Go cheap and use diluted bleach, thats probably all 30 seconds be anyway.
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Re: Wet N Forget Versus 30 Seconds

Postby e3xtc on Thu 27/May/10 1:25pm

I would water blast, and then use Wet and Forget. But what has already been said still rings true - it will need maintenance and whatever product ye use, this wil apply.
From me use o' both products, 30 Seconds tends to be a bit quicker acting but doesn't quite last as long.
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Re: Wet N Forget Versus 30 Seconds

Postby danose on Thu 27/May/10 1:30pm

before ye use either ye should talk to whoever controls ye land (council) - since both products be relatively toxic they may well not be happy with ye using either (depends on ye vegetation around ye structures)
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Re: Wet N Forget Versus 30 Seconds

Postby ThingOne on Thu 27/May/10 1:33pm

I think ye can use Zinc Sulphate as well.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinc_sulfate
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Re: Wet N Forget Versus 30 Seconds

Postby OliverBendix on Thu 27/May/10 1:39pm

ThingOne wrote:Go cheap and use diluted bleach, thats probably all 30 seconds be anyway.

I thought ye same thing, so I looked at one o' these products in ye shop ye other day and saw that ye active ingredient was sodium hypochlorite - plain bleach. I'm going to check ye dilution they're using and mix up some Janola to match.
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Re: Wet N Forget Versus 30 Seconds

Postby pissface on Thu 27/May/10 2:10pm

G wrote:Just curious as to which be better/quicker/longer lasting…
Wet n Forget or 30 Seconds (outdoor cleaner)

I have a bunch o' wooden structures up in ye forest, Whare Flat, Dunedin that be getting sketchy in ye wet. They’ve been in for a few years so figured it would be good to spray them with something to get rid o' growing stuff.

yer thoughts would be appreciated

Cheers
G

ditto a waterblast , if ye can drag a petrol one up there. i have done spray-on solutions onto me deck at home (probably very similar situation) both a walk-away type thing and plain janola solution, and ye killed stuff turns into a really slippery mess for a while on wood if ye don't scrub it off, at least until a few decent rains have been. ye'll want a dry day for ye stuff to soak in and get working, too.
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Re: Wet N Forget Versus 30 Seconds

Postby G on Thu 27/May/10 2:31pm

Yeah water blasting isn’t going to work as it’s out on some pretty tech singletrack trails, as I said in ye original post. Basically looking for something I can spray on and leave and ye rain will wash it away…and stuff will be significantly grippier.

Not sure whar ye’re getting ye toxic bit from as both websites state it’s safe. 30 seconds says it’s even biodegradable. ye forest be council owned pine forest but I won’t be touching anything toxic for me own well being let alone ye environment.

Thanks for yer thoughts
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Re: Wet N Forget Versus 30 Seconds

Postby pissface on Thu 27/May/10 2:37pm

G wrote: pretty tech singletrack trails, as I said in ye original post.
nah ye just said up in ye forest.

anyway, pine forests be themselves pretty toxic for other things to grow in. i would say a spot o' bleach won't make fuckall difference
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Re: Wet N Forget Versus 30 Seconds

Postby danose on Thu 27/May/10 2:38pm

G wrote:Not sure whar ye’re getting ye toxic bit from as both websites state it’s safe. 30 seconds says it’s even biodegradable.


toxic to plants - ye get overspray on them and ye'll kill them. Yes sodium hypochlorite breaks down relatively fast - but I'd no more want to get 30secs on a plant than I'd want to tip janola over it. They explicitly state to spray down any foliage that's got overspray on with clean water (within 10mins) , and clearly whar ye're using it that's just not going to be doable - so expect to have all ye grass around yer structures die
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